Conrad Black Getting Own TV Talk Show in Canada
The fallen media baron is to co-host a talker produced by Moses Znaimer's ZoomerMedia and shopped to international buyers at NAPTE Miami.
TORONTO – It turns out those combative British TV news interviews last fall by fallen Canadian media mogul Conrad Black were just a warm-up.
Black, who was freed from a Florida prison in May 2012 after serving time for fraud and obstruction of justice charges, is to co-host a weekly Canadian TV show produced by Moses Znaimer’s ZoomerMedia.
The talk show is slated for 26 episodes to air on Vision TV in Canada from March 2013.
The Canadian talker, being shopped to international buyers at NAPTE in Miami this week with a one-sheet, will feature Black holding forth on his favorite debating points, including the U.S. judicial system, prison reform and gun control.
Co-host Denise Donlon, a former head of Sony Music Canada and a CBC Radio executive, will also present a round-table discussion segment.
Black last fall gave testy interviews to the BBC and Sky News in the UK where he protested his innocence and called BBC host Jeremy Paxman a “fool” and talked openly about “being able to endure a discussion like this without getting up and smashing your face in.”
After being freed from a U.S. prison, Black returned to Toronto where he and his wife, Barbara Amiel, a Canadian citizen, have a home.